Warner Bros Pictures International has picked upSpanish and Latin American rights to director Guillermo del Toro's upcomingFranco era horror title Pan's Labyrinth.
Filming is expected to begin thissummer on the co-production between Estudios Picasso and delToro, Alfonso Cuaron and Frida Torresblanco's new Spanish company OMM.
Del Toro, Cuaron and Torresblanco will produce withBertha Navarro, with Augustin handling executive producer duties.
'We are proud to participate in this project,which will enable the Spanish film industry to access internationaltalent,' Augustin said.
'Telecinco intends to be present in engagingSpanish-language projects, which will further consolidate in Spain an industryfully capable of competing internationally.
"Thisfirst adventure with Warner Bros makes us very happy, and we hope it will bethe first of a long series of common projects.'
'In Guillermo, Alfonso, Sergi and Maribel, wehave four major talents in the world of Spanish-language cinema,' WarnerBros' executive vice president of international Richard Fox added.
'Guillermo has made a number of films that havebeen commercially and critically successful. We expect Pan's Labyrinth to joinhis list of cinematic successes.'
Del Toro's credits include Hellboy, Blade II, and The Devil's Backbone, and he is currently in pre-production on Hellboy2.
The project extends Cuaron's relationship with WarnerBros Pictures following Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban.